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Nov 4, 2012 1:30am PDT
to vote as much as they did four years ago for president obama? >> president obama is a national election. 2008 was a very different kind of election. this was the very beginning of the financial crisis that has gripped the country for the last four years. it brought millions of people unemployed. barack obama kind of came in on a wave of excitement and a lot of people were behind, maybe people who weren't even democrats or independents or leaning republicans got around the excitement that surrounded his candidacy. then he started to make decisions. there's often long drawn out struggle. essential trench warfare between the special interest groups and congress. i think a big part of it is we have now seen four years of what's happened under the administration and he's had a lot of policy successes if you look at his record but there's also been a lot of conflict and i think for young people who are expecting the nature of politics to really change, that the character of washington would change dramatically, which it hasn't, i think that's part of it. the newness of his candidacy has worn
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